April 14 - 23, 2023
Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present a selection of printworks and a bronze sculpture by Jimmy Wright. Featuring a suite of tiny etchings, each one 2 x 2 1/2 inches, created in 1967, the exhibition hearkens to Wright’s studies with innovative print instructor Vera Berdich at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Each of the figurative images contains a little mystery – a disembodied hand with a fan, an armless torso, a face lurking behind a car door – all exquisitely executed at miniature scale. On the booth’s back wall, a slightly larger print from four years later depicts an empty hotel, suggesting these small stories might take place in its mise en scène. And at center stage, also from 1971, sits a bronze figure of a woman’s head in a single stiletto, the supple heel transformed into a subtle pair of buttocks. Jimmy Wright is a New York-based artist who works primarily as a painter and in pastels. His show Down Home at Corbett vs. Dempsey hangs concurrently with this Barely Fair presentation.